Tenderloin Beef Tips and Mushrooms is my "go-to" recipe for my family when we want a delicious dinner. This steak tips recipe is easy to make and satisfies all beef lovers!
I live with two big guys that love beef. My vegetarian daughter is at college so my husband and teenage son think they have free range to decide what's for dinner every night. When I ask them what they want for dinner, it's usually steak so I made these tenderloin beef steak tips for them. I love easy and quick meal ideas that I can make on a weeknight!
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- Beef Tenderloin Tips – Tenderloin tips come from the end of the tenderloin and are an incredibly tender cut of beef.
- Steak Seasoning – You can add a simple seasoning of salt, black pepper and garlic powder or use a blend such as Montreal steak seasoning or another steak blend.
- Olive Oil – Use any light, neutral flavored oil.
- Mushrooms – Baby bellas are a favorite or you can use white button mushrooms. Cut large mushrooms in half or into quarters.
- Beer – The beer adds a lot of flavor so use something you also enjoy drinking. You can substitute beef broth if you aren't a fan of beer.
- Butter – Using unsalted butter gives you better control over the dish's saltiness.
- Fresh Parsley – Fresh herbs add a pop of color and a bit of flavor. If you don't have access to fresh herbs you can use dried parsley or omit it.
- Salt and Pepper – Season to taste.
Buying Beef Tenderloin Tips
Beef Tenderloin can really drive our grocery bill up so I am going to give you some tips today. Sorry about the pun. I just had to throw it in.
Making tenderloin tips are a great way to get a premium cut of meat without paying the premium price. Tenderloin beef tips are basically the leftovers from the tenderloin roasts. They weigh various amounts and come in different sizes because you are getting the leftovers or scraps. The prices are much better than if you were to buy the tenderloin roast or filet mignon steaks.
When I see them at my grocery store, I buy as many as I can and store them in the freezer. If there is an opportunity to buy tenderloin beef tips at a discounted price, I take it!
You can get a bigger piece of meat or tenderloin steaks too and cut them up but the price is going to be higher. Still, it's worth it to me because my family loves this meal and it's so easy to make.
This is a gourmet meal that cooks really quick. I'm talking so quick that if you have 30 minutes to cook dinner, you might be able to nap the last ten. I like to pair this dinner with an air fryer baked sweet potato and dinner is served.
How to Make Tenderloin Tips & Mushrooms
- Bring the steak to room temperature for 30 minutes. Sprinkle the steak seasoning on the mushrooms and steak.
- Heat a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat.
- Add the oil to the heavy skillet and add filet pieces. Cook for two minutes until they start to brown but are not cooked all the way through. Remove from pan.
- Add mushrooms to the cast iron pan and cook for about 5 minutes until wilted and juices have released. Add the beer to the pan and reduce temperature to medium heat. Cook until beer starts to reduce and mushrooms look almost cooked through.
- Add butter and cook until melted and the sauce slightly thickens. Whisk the sauce.
- Return the steak to the pan and cook for about 2 more minutes or until steak is cooked through but still a little pink on the inside.
- Sprinkle with fresh parsley and season with salt to taste before serving.
- Use room temperature meat. Bring the meat to room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This will help it to cook more evenly so you don't overcook the steak.
- Make the pan hot. Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat until it is smoking hot before adding the steak bites to the pan. A high temperature will give the meat a great sear and lock in all of the juices.
- Use a meat thermometer. Ideally, steak is cooked to medium rare. This will give you incredibly tender beef tenderloin steak. The internal temperature should read 130-140 degrees F for medium rare. Cooking to a higher temperature is a personal preference but may affect the tenderness of the meat.
- Use the pan drippings. The pan drippings make a delicious sauce.
Variations and Substitutions
- Use other cuts of beef. Instead of tenderloin steaks you can sirloin steak, cut down a whole tenderloin or use filet mignon steaks or prime rib, however, you will pay a premium price. The key is to select tender cuts of beef. A lean cut typically results in tougher cuts of meat.
- Add umami flavor. Add a splash of soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce to bump up that umami sensation and create a notable extreme beefy flavor.
- Swap the beer. Beer adds great flavor but you can replace it with wine or beef stock if you prefer.
I love to use a cast iron skillet for this steak tips recipe. I get my cast iron pan really hot and dinner is ready to roll. It's not necessary to have a cast iron pan for this recipe but I do love cooking any type of steak in it. I own three different cast iron pans. A heavy stainless steel pan also works well.
If you have leftovers, steak tips make an incredible beef stroganoff. Add a creamy, silky mushroom gravy and serve over egg noodles.
Top the beef tips with a savory mushroom gravy by thickening the pan juices with a cornstarch slurry. Serve along side mashed potatoes, green beans and a glass of red wine for an elegant, yet simple dinner.
Valentines day is next week and this would be a great meal to make at home. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather make Tenderloin Beef Tips with Mushrooms then be at a crowded steakhouse.
Side Dish Serving Suggestions
Cancel the reservations, fire up your cast iron pan and have a relaxed dinner with a nice glass of wine. This beef goes great with many side dishes. Here are some of my favorites:
- Parmesan Truffle Hasselback Potatoes
- Lemon Roasted Asparagus
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes with Seasoned Sour Cream
- Balsamic Roasted Air Fryer Carrots via Kinda Healthy Recipes
- Avocado, Tomato and Arugula Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
- Blue Cheese Tomato Recipe with Microgreens
Don't forget to serve dessert too! How about some Cannoli Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries or Rustic Cinnamon Apple Tart ? Now you are all set for a great dinner!
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Tenderloin Beef Tips and Mushrooms
- 2 Teaspoons steak seasoning I used Montreal steak seasoning
- 1 ¼ pound beef tenderloin ends cut in 1 ½ inch pieces
- 10 ounces baby bella mushrooms cut in half
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup beer
- 1 Tablespoon salted butter
- 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- salt to taste
- Sprinkle the steak seasoning on the mushrooms and steak. Heat the cast iron pan on medium high heat.
- Add the oil to the pan and add filet pieces. Cook for two minutes until they start to brown but are not cooked all the way through. Remove from pan.
- Add mushrooms to pan and cook until wilted and juices are released, about 5 minutes. Add beer to the pan and reduce heat to medium. Cook until beer starts to reduce and mushrooms look almost cooked through. Add butter and cook until melted and sauce slightly thickens. Whisk sauce.
- Place steak back in pan and cook for about 2 more minutes or until steak is cooked through but still a little pink on the inside.
- Sprinkle with fresh parsley and season with salt to taste before serving.
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I love beef! Can't wait to try this recipe!
This dish looks great-- love the simplicity of the recipe and the ingredient list!
This looks absolutely delicious. We love mushrooms in my house, they're so healthy and tasty. I will try your recipe.
Haha, I love the "you might be able to nap the last 10" of cooking this recipe. Sounds like something I could get used to. 😉 But seriously, I'm with your guys on this and I LOVE steak. I could eat it every day, but I know I shouldn't and I know it gets pricey. But this looks absolutely delicious. My hubby usually cooks the steaks, but I might have to surprise him with this one!
What a delicious and quick dinner!!
Your dish looks delicious. bet it went over very well with your loved ones. 🙂
I'm not a fan of parsley but apart from that, this recipe looks delicious! Love me some mushrooms
Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
It looks delicious and I love that is super quick to make
My husband would 100% love this! I'll have to remember it for next week's dinner. Looks great 🙂
Beef and mushrooms is one of my favorite flavor combos! I love the addition of the beer here!
This would be a great dinner for Valentine's Day! Romantic, easy and delicious and just what the colder weather calls for.
One of my family favorites! Tender meat, loads of flavor, highly recommend.
Quick meal for a weeknight. My hubby loves mushrooms, so this is was big hit.
This looks so good! We love beef and mushrooms together and would be perfect for a weekend dinner!
My family loved this! Thanks for such an easy and delicious meal that will now be in our regular rotation!
Delicious! And very easy! I’m thinking of adding some onions next time I make this.
I know it's a quick dish to cook, however can I make ahead of time and freeze?
I wouldn't recommend that as it might make the meat a bit tough and filet tips are a bit pricey to do that to If you wanted to cook ahead of time and freeze, I would use a less expensive cut of meat and make stew or a pot roast but of course the cooking time would be much longer.
Can the beer be substituted?
Yes, beef broth can be used instead.
I made this recipe tonight and it was delicious! We didn't have steak seasoning so we used 21 seasoning salute from TJ's instead. I didn't have mushrooms but did have small golden potatoes, so I cut those up, microwaved them for 5 minutes until just fork tender, then threw them in the freezer for about 15 minutes. We added some sliced onion before adding the potatoes (my mushroom replacement) and browned those for a little. We used IPA beer because that's what we had. Finally, we added a little Worcestershire sauce in the end to round out the flavor which probably would not have been necessary is we had steak seasoning. We let it sit for 5 minutes after cooking to absorb all the juices fully and dug in. It was very tasty and tender! Will definitely make again. Also took less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Could Apple ale be used instead of regular beer?
I've never tried it but I'm sure it could. It would probably give the sauce a bit of a sweeter taste. You can also use wine or beef broth.
Perfect for use of the trimmings of a whole beef tenderloin...when on sale.
Just tried it exactly as written. Awesome it’s a keeper.
Glad you liked it! I bought tips on sale this week so I have a bunch in my freezer. Love when the tenderloin tips go on sale!
We bought a whole fillet for Christmas lunch x 6 people. Used the centre piece for beef wellington, there was enough to have 2 fillet steaks plus enough tail for your recipe for 4 people. Can't wait to try this !!
This looks great...but why use cheap oil on the most expensive cut of meat? Organic EVOO will be better , first press.
I actually use a good olive oil in all my cooking too! I just upgraded the recipe ingredients as I realized that I have not used canola oil in a while. Thank you!
Darryl T Headson
I would make a rich dark brown gravy to go with this and serve over egg noodles or mashed potatoes
Darryl T Headson
Use "Better than bullion" beef base and thicken with corn starch
Great idea for another recipe!
That would definitely work but I prefer a thinner sauce with tenderloin because UI like to cook it medium rare.
We usually don’t have beer on hand as we are mainly wine drinkers. Would red wine be a suitable substitute for the beer?
Yes, you could use red wine but beef broth is also a good substitute too!
Hello Jersey Girl-
I am an ex Jersey Girl now Florida. Thanks for this Recipe! It is delicious and easy. And now I never buy filet mignon steaks again saving 10-12$ a pound!
Great dinner, hubby loves it too.
Hey fellow jersey girl! Yes, I love saving money 🙂
Very good recipe- I'd just add a few suggestions:
To make this a complete dinner, make some egg noodles and toss this recipe over the noodles- excellent beef stroganoff!
To do this I'd suggest adding some cornstarch/water (slurry) to thicken the sauce!
Great idea! Yes the sauce is a bit thin but perfect when serving bread to soak it up.
This dish is loaded with flavors and tenderness, just the way we love it 😛